Swap-bot Time: October 23, 2019 1:07 am


Date Joined: September 26, 2015
Last Online: October 22, 2019
Birthday: March 27
Country: Canada

About Me

Exciting news - my partner and I are expecting a baby (our first!), due in March 2020... happy to receive bits and bobs and thingamajigs for pregnancy and baby memory book making, etc...

I have decided to collect foreign coins for 2019... I'm looking for foreign coins, especially coins with animals/plants on them! My goal is 75 countries (I only need FOUR more countries!)... more common countries that I am currently needing: Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, countries with the Central African Franc, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Paraguay, Slovenia, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay

***It's that time of year again when I need lots and lots of different TEAS for a Christmas gift for my partner; if you have a tea or two or five that you don't want/need, I would appreciate it :) ***

I am a 35 year old woman living in Victoria BC. I came out to this coast to pursue a Masters in Geography (which I did complete!), and ended up teaching preschool. I realized my passion in life was connecting kids with the outdoors, and I now work as one of the teachers for our entirely-outdoor preschool, run at a local lake. As such, I love the outdoors and all that goes with it.

Favourite animals

  • Sea creatures - jellyfish, sea turtles, octopus and seastars (and really, all other sea creatures, too!)
  • Whales - especially killer whales
  • Owls or bird silhouettes or members of the jay family, esp. vintage birds
  • Foxes & squirrels

My ultimate favourite themes can be summed up as:

  • Ocean-related
  • Woodsy

Themes that I enjoy

  • Animals, arrows, autumn, acorns, anchors, ant eaters, avocado
  • Butterflies in flight, birds in flight, biodiversity, bananas
  • Cats, coins, city skylines, conservation biology, carnations, cabooses, caterpillars, canoes, chocolate
  • "Did you know" facts, dinosaurs, dragonflies, doors/doorways
  • Earth-themed things (Earth-day, earth-friendly, images of the Earth), eagles
  • Forests, feather themes, forest critters, fall, ferns
  • Glittery things, globes
  • Hedgehogs, hammerheads
  • Insects, icicles, islands
  • Jellyfish, jellybeans, jigsaw puzzle themed items
  • Kites, kawaii cats and kawaii food with faces
  • Llamas, leaf-themes
  • Mountains, maps
  • Night-time scenes
  • Ocean-related anything! Olympic Games
  • Panda bears, peacocks/peacock feathers, porcupines
  • Quail, quotes!
  • Random facts and trivia, rabbits, raccoons, raspberries
  • Sailboats, snow, snowflakes, stars, silhouettes of birds (and other things), snapdragons
  • Tall trees, turtles
  • Unicorns, underwater
  • Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, vines
  • Woodsy themes, winter, water, words - especially "wonder", "explore", "home", "journey", "experience", "joy", "curiosity", "adventure(r)", "find"
  • Xylem, xerophytes
  • Yoga
  • Zig-zags, zoology, zephyr (the wind)

Notes for swaps

  • Note for sticker swaps (I LOVE stickers):

I love stickers with positive/inspirational or adventure quotes or sayings on them, animal stickers or nature themes (or any of the themes listed above!!), and stickers or sticker tags & labels with places to write things directly on them. I also like alphabet stickers in full sheets. I use regular stickers as well as 3D, dimensional or puffy stickers, chipboard stickers, epoxy stickers.

NOTE: looking for umbrella themed stickers, I would LOVE these.

(That said, I am not picky and I will appreciate and love whatever you send! I just like including lots of options for you because I think it makes it easier :D)


I have decided to start collecting coins for 2019. Let's see what I can acquire in a year :)

Tea!! I love collecting teas from all over for a few special people as gifts ('tis the time of year for me to start collecting it!)

Felt animals and/or shapes to use on feltboards at preschool

Anything related to the Olympic Games!! (especially lapel pins!)

Journalling and/or Project Life cards... now obsessed with these

I am always looking for bird die-cuts!

Fun shaped sticky notes (esp. animal shapes or woodsy themed)

Beautiful envelopes (hand-made or otherwise)

Pokemon cards

Old transit/public transportation tokens/transfers/tickets

Hot chocolate!

Notebooks, and guided journals, or guided journal prompts. I just love paper. Maybe too much!

Staedtler fineliners

Facts about me

1) My middle name and city of residence match

2) I once went on a winter camping trip and slept in a quinzee that I built (a snow hut)

3) I attended the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games as a spectator and it was one of the best periods of my life

4) I collect those little stickers that come on fruits and vegetables. I would LOVE to receive some from other countries!!!!

5) My favourite food is macaroni and cheese


Comment: Thank you so much for swapping with me, I am looking forward to opening this over the holidays. Have a great day.
kittyfun rated for β˜† THEMED ENVELOPE #9 β˜† on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Oh my gosh! So many goodies! Loved it all!
Queensmiley2530 rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 25 on Sep 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all my Great Goodies and all the Panda bear items. I especially love the Native American Book Mark!! Million Hearts
Lemonfox rated for Stickers by Weight on Sep 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the swap! There are a lot of stickers I will use in my planner!
marclively rated for Send Some Coins to 2 Partners on Sep 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks, Marc
marclively rated for Coins From Your Country #2 on Sep 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Soph rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 24 on Sep 1, 2019
Comment: It was a real fun to receive your envelope which was filled with absolutely lovely goodies. I'll enjoy using them. The beautiful postcards and adorable Snoopy tags will surely be treasured. Thank you so much!
simcoe54 rated for Send Some Coins to 2 Partners on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks again!!! + extra pcs.
simcoe54 rated for Coin Swap #2 on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: Great coins - thanks
simcoe54 rated for Coins + 2 Items #2 on Aug 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great coins, postcards and notecard.
mb58ca rated for March 3's on May 4, 2019
Comment: Found it! Apologies for the late reply. Thanks for waiting--and the note and the goodies :)
Comment: Very pretty swap dear Sarah!! I loved the stamps, and all the bits for journaling and the PCs! Thank you so much!
ema819 rated for Three Coins + a Surprise #2 on Apr 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for envelope filled with three coins plus a surprise ! Thank you so much for making my day! β€πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’š
Nehalennia rated for WIYM: Happy Mail International on Apr 21, 2019
Comment: I am sorry for my late rating. Thank you so much for a lovley swap. Happy Easter and lots of love x
Karmi53 rated for Canadians are the BEST on Apr 19, 2019
Comment: Hi thank you for all the goodies it brightened up my bad day. Love it all. Have a good day
Tryph rated for Stash Attack on Apr 2, 2019
Comment: A lovely loaded package - thank you! (p.s. it actually arrived awhile back but we were gone for spring break. Thought you might want to know. :)
Liiskah rated for CH: Big Coin Swap on Mar 20, 2019
Comment: Thankyou, love all the coins :)
simcoe54 rated for + to my Coin Collection on Mar 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful selection of coins.
neea1989 rated for 3 Coins - 3 Countries on Mar 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you! ✩
mrsD rated for Random Envelope 6 on Mar 1, 2019
Comment: thank you!! so many great things! especially the rubber stamps :)

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notme78 on Mar 29, 2019:

Thank you for the animal postcards via cheap postage tag.

CurlyTea on Mar 27, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

bluehairedmary on Dec 24, 2018:

Just received the Tag through the Alphabet... What a beautiful Christmas card, wonderful postcards, and cute Christmas stickers! Have a great holiday!

HippieChick on Dec 10, 2018:

I am glad they arrived quickly and I hope you enjoy them. I tried to add some extra to match your profile. I hope your holidays are fabulous!

lou on Apr 21, 2017:

Happy Belated Birthday from WIYM group!

Amandalee on Sep 14, 2016:

Hi! Saw you on the Canada thread in Location group... I am in Nanaimo :) Nice to see another islander :)

OrigamiGrace on Jul 31, 2016:


From Cheap Postage Group!

midwestkiwi on Jul 21, 2016:

Ooh, I'm SO GLAD it's arrived. I was so worried about strike/lockout on top of my dawdling. Totally true story, only slightly exaggerated in order to exercise my punctuation skills. Thanks for letting me know what you liked.

simcoe54 on Jun 8, 2016:

The postcards arrived for 5,4,3,2,1 Tag - International and they are all new ones to my collection. Thank you!!!!

bluehairedmary on Mar 19, 2016:

Wonderful postcards for the Cheap Postage Tag International! Thanks so much!

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